John Bordelon Family Support Fund

$48,214 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 150 people in 12 months
Created October 26, 2017
V1
VAGC 1
on behalf of John Bordelon
As many of you know, John will be moving from the area. The purpose for which we originally raised this money has now changed to simply helping John and his family move on to make a fresh start. You should be receiving an email from gofundme that will allow you to have your donation refunded. You may also choose to keep your donation as is, and in this case it will go to John and his family. Alternatively, you may have your donation refunded and then donate a smaller amount if you so choose. THANK YOU to everyone who has shown so much love and support to John!
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All- As many of you know, John will be moving from the area. The purpose for which we originally raised this money has now changed to simply helping John and his family move on to make a fresh start. You should be receiving an email from gofundme that will allow you to have your donation refunded. You may also choose to keep your donation as is, and in this case it will go to John and his family. Alternatively, you may have your donation refunded and then donate a smaller amount if you so choose. THANK YOU to everyone who has shown so much love and support to John!
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All,

Today John released the statement below. We are working with gofundme regarding how to reimburse your donations, or, if you wish, to have the money go to John and his family as they move and start again. We will update you shortly.
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Letter from John Bordelon to the Justin-Siena Community:

Dear Justin-Siena,

It will be impossible for me to adequately thank everyone who has shown support for me after my unplanned departure from Justin-Siena. I cannot tell you how deeply my family appreciates your love, generosity, encouragement, and advocacy.

In all of the amazing support, it is clear that we share a common priority – the people of Justin-Siena.

For the sake of the students, I respectfully ask you to turn your attention away from me and to focus it on supporting the students, faculty, counselors, and administrators we all love so deeply.

I was told that my departure came about because of a “breakdown in relationship.” The reality is that sometimes two leaders have differences that can’t be, for whatever reason, patched together. And employees at the school are at-will. Right or wrong, there is nothing more to this matter than that. Unfortunately, the decision meant that both leaders have lost the opportunity to lead an amazing community.

A wise coach ingrained the perhaps trite but valuable lesson that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it. There is much in life over which we have no control, yet our faith tells us to press on.

My family has made the difficult decision to relocate to pursue new opportunities. As excited as we are about our next chapter, we will deeply miss you all. Because of you, we’ve never felt more a part of a community. Know that you have shaped our family for the better and we very much look forward to continuing to build our cherished lifelong friendships in the years to come.

With love and gratitude,

John Bordelon
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Donors,

Thank you to all who have stepped up to support the Bordelon family. To ensure that the family's long-term financial security is protected, the funds are being held in trust while the situation remains fluid and while the risks to John and his family remain. We will keep donors informed of distributions going forward.
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$48,214 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 150 people in 12 months
Created October 26, 2017
V1
VAGC 1
on behalf of John Bordelon
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